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Middle-Earth From Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
They said it couldn't be done, but in an effort spanning a decade and undertaken in a distant corner of the world, a team of artists and creative visionaries laboured to bring the unfilmable to the silver screen. Under the direction of Sir Peter Jackson, their extraordinary efforts to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit generated almost 24 hours of cinematic wonder, and transported audiences to a world of astonishing beauty and power.Richly illustrated with thousands of film frames, concept art and behind-the-scenes imagery, many previously unseen, Middle-earth: From Script to Screen follows in the footsteps of the Fellowship of the Ring and the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, visiting the realms and landscapes of Middle-earth and uncovering their secrets. Accompanying this stunning gallery, cast and crew reflect upon their experiences, share brand-new stories and insights into how the wildernesses and soundstages of New Zealand were transformed into a magical world of hobbits, Dwarves and Elves, resulting in one of the most spectacular achievements in cinematic history.With foreword by Sir Peter Jackson and additional writing by K.M. Rice; illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth.
The Found Object in Textile Art
Textile artists have always used found objects, both for decoration and to imbue their work with meaning. Cas Holmes is renowned for her use of ‘the found’, and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces have been shown around the world.The practice differs from recycling in that the objects often remain ‘themselves’ when they are incorporated into the work, rather than being transformed into something else and their original appearance being obliterated. The work is often conceived and built around the found object. The definition ‘found object’ can include a wide range of objects, from natural materials such as driftwood and leaves to old bits of machinery and vintage fabrics. Mundane objects such as CD cases can be used to create stunning pieces of art, or more sentimental items such as old jewelery can lend deep meaning to a work. The book covers:• How to find objects: for example in the home, walking the streets, travel souvenirs• Types of found object: including natural objects, man-made items, printed ephemera• Using found objects: using little jewels to decorate work, making unusual frames, creating work within boxes• Creating surfaces with found objects: printing, layering, fusing, cutting and stitchThis book contains a wealth of techniques and inspiration for incorporating found objects into your textile work.
Indigo: Cultivate, Dye, Create
Discover indigo, one of the world’s most popular plant-based dyes - and use it to enliven your own garments and crafts! Explore the gorgeous possibilities of dyeing with indigo! This stunning and practical handbook takes you through it all: growing the plant; mastering warm or cold dyeing with indigo, fructose, hydrosulfite, and fermented vats; making multicolored projects; and troubleshooting potential problems. Create intricate moyo-sashi and hitome-sashi embroidery, patchwork quilts, resist-dyed patterns, and more. Both beginners and experienced dyers will feel inspired to work with this wide range of innovative recipes and unique projects.
Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen
The official companion to the Masterpiece presentation on PBS, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England’s greatest monarchs.From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV’s Victoria follows the early years of the young queen’s reign, based closely on Victoria’s own letters and journals. Now explore this extensive collection in greater depth, and discover who Victoria really was behind her upright public persona.At only eighteen years old, Victoria ascended the throne as a rebellious teenager and gradually grew to become one of the most memorable, unshakeable and powerful women in history. The extensive writings she left behind document this personal journey and show how she triumphed over scandal and corruption. Written by author and Victoria historical consultant, Helen Rappaport, and including a foreword by Daisy Goodwin - acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter of the series - Victoria details the history behind the show. Revealing Victoria’s own thoughts about the love interests, family dramas and court scandals during her early reign, it also delves into the running of the royal household, the upstairs-downstairs relationships, and what it was like to live in Victorian England.Full of beautiful photography from the series and genuine imagery from the era, Victoria takes you behind the palace doors and discover the girl behind the queen.
Stitch and Pattern: Design and Technique for Pattern Textile Art
As she did in her successful Stitch and Structure, Jean Draper guides textile artists through some of the most creative ways of working up patterns, and harnessing our love for rhythm and repeat in fabric. She discusses the nature of pattern and its language, and explains grids, symmetry, and the positive and negative in design. Detailed studies explore patterns from other cultures, including Banjara; in plants and flowers; and on the human body. Throughout, Draper carefully teaches a variety of techniques, from putting stitches together, to exaggerating and overlapping stitches, to using just one type of stitch. With beautiful examples throughout, Stitch & Pattern provides ample inspiration to develop truly great textile art.
The Art of the Tea Towel
From visual studies and fashion expert Marnie Fogg comes a beautiful illustrated book on the wonderful domestic art of the tea towel.Invented in the 19th century, the tea towel has become a form of domestic art. With full-page images and close-up details, this fascinating visual history showcases 100 of the best tea towel designs from the 1930s to today. They come from such designers as Lucienne Day, Emma Bridgewater, Pat Aleck, Cath Kinston, and Angela Harding, as well as from key stores like Selfridges.
Interpreting Themes in Textile Art
van Baarle, Els
With six themes, two textile artists show the varied ways of interpreting ideas in cloth.Follow Els van Baarle and Cherilyn Martin as they develop their own response to a chosen theme, showing the different interpretations of shape, form, line, colour and technique.In this inspirational and practical guide, explore how - even when working from the same starting point - textile artists can produce wonderfully varied artworks. By making considered choices with materials, composition and colour, you can learn how to develop and improve your own style in textile art.
How to Accessorize: A Perfect Finish to Every Outfit
Micaela Erlanger has dressed and accessorized many celebrities for the red carpet, now she's sharing her hottest fashion tips for finishing any outfit with you. It's chock-full of tips on what you really want to know: Do your bag and shoes need to match? Can you mix metals? What’s the most flattering way to tie a scarf? Whether you’re dressing for your birthday party, date night, a job interview, or just a trip to the supermarket, this book will help you look - and feel - confident and chic. You don’t need a red carpet budget to benefit from her advice. You’ll learn: • The Sunnies Algorithm: Identify your face shape and the perfect sunglasses for you.• A Flick of the Wrist: Learn to layer cuffs, bangles, chain bracelets, and charms. • Your Accessory Recipe: Avoid overaccessorizing in a few simple steps. • Steady Incline: How to choose a heel you can walk in.• Make It Up: Select a statement lip or a smoky eye.• The Rules of Seasonality: Know which fabrics work for which seasons, and which ones work all year round.
In Search of the World's Finest Wools
In Search of the World's Finest Wools is a photographic search around the world to find the finest wools available and to meet the dedicated people who care for the animals and harvest the raw wool. From this precious commodity comes the unsurpassed wools used around the world.An ethnographic marriage of stunning imagery and authoritative text, the book reveals the nature of the animals, the lives of the farmers and nomadic shepherds that care for them, and the cultures and traditions that have enriched wool-producing societies for centuries, including the use of wool in traditional costume and for utility.
Textile Folk Art
Get inspired with this international guide to folk textile art, featuring work from the UK, USA, Mongolia, China, Scandinavia, and more!Discover a world of traditional motifs used in textile folk art, and see how contemporary textile artists incorporate these motifs into their own work. Explore handmade mementos and souvenirs from the UK and USA; Scandinavian textile art, with an emphasis on modern screenprinting and embroidery; the influence of nomadic cultures; and the internationally popular tree symbol. Anne Kelly’s beautiful step-by-step projects include colorful tea towels documenting her travels in Australia and New Zealand, a family tree using photo transfers and appliqué, folding books, small collages with Nordic imagery, lettering samplers, pouches, and jewelry.
Steampunk Style 2: Goggles, Gas Masks, and Aviator Style
Steampunk Oriental Laboratory
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Surface Decoration (New Ceramics)
This step-by-step guide encourages potters to explore a wide range of surface treatment techniques for ceramics, to give their work a striking and professional finish.Surface Decoration looks at all manner of decorative techniques, at every stage of the ceramic design process. It is highly illustrated with full colour images throughout, and explains from a practical perspective how to achieve these fantastic effects. The book explores a variety of innovative and contemporary approaches to surface finish, including sgraffito, resist methods, sprigging, trailing, glaze layering, lustre, transfer, impressing, incising and textural methods, amongst many others. This is the perfect guide for any ceramic artist interested in exploring new ways of finishing and decorating their work.
A Matter of Style: Intimate Portraits of 10 Women Who Changed Fashion
The pages of this book bring to life some of the female icons of style and elegance who have captivated entire generations; even today they remain inspiring models of beauty and fascination.This book offers an extraordinary collection of pictures of 10 women who have marked the history of fashion, from film stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to controversial characters like Lady Diana and Coco Chanel.These are women who have helped revolutionize the concept of femininity and who, through their personalities and the evens in their private lives, featured prominently in the media for years.Stories of unforgettable lives and intimate portraits are celebrated in a book without precedent.
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